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I wrote this song two weeks ago for Airport Seven to play at our Occupy Wall Street benefit show at Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The music is the demo I gave to the band to work from - all live except the drum loops. The vocals I just recorded today with a lost voice from yesterday's rally in Times Square. The picture above was taken by a woman I handed my camera to as she was standing on a higher perch. The field recordings are lifted off of video I have been shooting. This all just came together in the last hour - time is really tight these days - so it's pretty rough - but that's sort of the point. Play loud - mastered a little low.
Thanks for taking time to listen.
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Lyrics
99% are sleeping in the park
99% are marching in the street
99% are texting in the dark
99% are taking all the heat

1% are lying in their satin sheets
1% are building Noah's golden arc
1% are sleeping while they profit from their greed
soon the 1% will wake up in the dark

Today the sun is shining on the 99%
Listen to the voices - voices of dissent
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Uploaded: Oct 16, 2011 - 06:38:17 PM
Last Updated: Oct 16, 2011 - 06:53:25 PM Last Played: Feb 20, 2017 - 10:11:50 PM
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Feter said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
99%
The idea of such song is to say it out loud and its definitely succeed ..great lyrics and performance ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Yeah - I just realized the vocals are a little forward
but that's that and it's time to move on. Thanks for the support Feter.
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gadzooks said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
99%
This is excellent! Totally catches the vibe of what's happening there and it's spreading everywhere ... I like the rawness of this recording. Cool vocals against a rockin' dischordal progression.
SG
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Thanks so much
the roller coaster highs are addictive - I have to monitor my behavior. It's easy to lose sight of the real deal here.
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carbon said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
99%
this is so rad. love the loose groove and mean guitar licks. sets a menacing mood. nice!
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
In the band we play it
a little more droney psychedelic - this is the marching orders version. Thanks for the visit.
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mikkinylund said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Bravo!
The movement is truly inspiring, something I have personally been waiting for for whole my life. I thought I was going to bump into you at Times Square yesterday, but never did see you. I was there for the whole thing and then marched downtown.

I like this song, even though it is a bit rough as you mention. I like the "Thurston"-ish guitar, as well as the vocals and arrangement. Of course, the lyrics speaks for themselves.
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
I had sort of given up the revolution
I was full in it in the late sixties - early seventies (having a draft card briefly was a motivator) - but then career and kids put me to sleep for thirty plus years. 9/11 was extremely traumatic here in NYC and now the PTS is over and it's time for major change. I have high hopes for this movement.
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magnatone said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
99%
i love this - the crowd sounds, the grittiness. you can FEEL the energy. are you in this photo? (i can't find you in there yet). thank you for sharing this song, and for sharing the incredible experience you've been having at OWS.
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
I'm not in the photo
this was from the middle looking uptown - the same sea was in the other direction. Afterwards we had an after-rally in Washington Square park with about 1,500 till the midnite curfew. I went home as others then went down to Zuccotti park. Incredible day.
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Philip18 said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Powerful
Good way to introduce the song. The tone of the instruments suits the message of the song. This level of action hasn't reached here (Australia) in a large scale way yet, but I suspect there'd be support for the belief that a few are getting a lot, lot more than the many.
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
Thnaks - I'm feeling really guity
about posting when I've had so little time to listen and comment these days. I have to change that.
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jiguma said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Guilty .......
... we could start a club Kevin ;)
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Philip18 said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
I spoke too soon
Serious demonstration in Melbourne at the moment!
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alackbass said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
99%
Protest music for a new century! I love the 90s grunge vibe!
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bud said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
I still love singing Woddy Guthrie
that's protest music - for any century. Cheers Andrew.
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particledots said 2166 days ago (October 16th, 2011)
wow
i am amazed at how this has given you so much of a positive jolt kevin and it shows in the energy in this track

i am proud of you my friend
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks Bryn
having your kid get arrested for bringing food to people is a sure wake up call.
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Symphony101 said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Very strong
It gives goosebumps, to hear the crowd, then hearing one who comes out of it, and start singing ... I think the instrumentation works well with the feel of the song.

Thank you for taking us to Times Square Kevin, there were rallies over here too, I read on the newspaper that one of the manifestants was beaten up ... I hope things went more peacefully over there ...
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Our police are very afraid
they are being forced to do things against their conscience. They are fighting a losing battle. Unfortunately that fear turns to hatred and violence and we are on the receiving end. They deserve compassion as much as anyone - even as they knock me down.
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aRcTip said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
99%
Excellent stuff. Love the guitars, both playing and sound!
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Many thanks
this one just poured out.
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DWL said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
I am the 99%
Great work Kevin.

Grunge really suits the subject.

Here's to a shift in the balance of power (but I'm not sure it'll happen as the guys at the very top are so removed from us that they really do live in another world)

Cheers

Dick
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks Dick
I guess this is a classic grunge number now that mention it. Maybe change the genre. Welcome to the new world agent 99.
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jiguma said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Totally enjoyed this Kevin
I was right into the Vietnam anti-war movement in the 60s and it's good to feel my blood stirring again while listening to this. I like the upfront vocal - it's fitting that the words are front and centre. In fact, I like the whole mix a lot - and it's good to hear a good protest song.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Exactly the same with me
I protested the war back then and fought a few other battles - but then career and kids took precedent. Now I'm fighting for and with my kids (ages 17 and 20). It's a family revolution.
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lavalamp said 2166 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Right on
No one could say it better than this. Great song

LL
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks David
thousands are saying it just as well - many better. Add your voice - I know you can.
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SISTERS said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
wowsa
Kevin - it's GREAT and packs a huge wallop to the ear and mind - the darkly dramatic groove captured me but good. The lyrics are perfect - and I think your lost voice finds a perfect place here. The cauldron of raw energy is a wonderful thing to hear bubble and brew. Glad you were there, glad this is here. Anne

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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks Anne
I love singing when my voice is altered by a cold or chanting or some other condition. It was gone yesterday.
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tempie said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
99
dig the guitar. great buzz. i've been watching your facebook posts and trying to get into the spirit of it, but frankly me and most people i know are all just busy working and raising kids. Guess we're in that 'asleep' phase. that having been said, it's never a bad thing for the folks to remind the power structure that they're still around.
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Work and kids come first
I get that completely. I'm lucky that my kids are older and in this with me. Just drop a note of support to your local OWS group - there's one in every state. They'll really appreciate it.
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PaulaMunk said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
I'm so glad
you are able to support and be instrumental in this long overdue protest. I hope you don't get hurt in any way. Effective anthem. I hope you reach the relevant ears. Thanks for all you do.
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks - I think I learned my lesson
I allowed myself to become emotional during a confrontation with the police during a peaceful march - and the result was a single blow to the body that knocked me off my feet into the people behind me. The very large officer then grabbed my feet to pull me into the street and arrest me - when those around me grabbed my upper body and wrenched me away and dragged me to the back of the group. Their kindness caused more injury than the initial hit - but I would have suffered much more if they had not gotten me away. I left with only some bumps and bruises.
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Sigmund said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
99%
To write great music one needs great inspiration - clearly this movement inspires you - keep up the good work, and best of luck.
Sig
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
I wish the music were better
but I went with immediacy as opposed to polish. Thanks for dropping by.
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MarkHolbrook said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Right on!
Great message, great music! This should be played on all stations, morning, noon, and night until the freaks get the message!!!

Obama and the rest of the washington crew need to also know they are NOT allowed to be part of the 1% even though most act and live like they are!!!
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Yep - this is a human rights campaign
Obama does not get a free ticket - he has as much to answer to as anyone. Thanks for the support.
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johnwhitehead said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
99
Right on, Kevin! I admire your passion and commitment.
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bud said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
Thanks John
The energy here in NYC is so high and the unity is so powerful - it's hard not to be passionate.
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egobandit said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
its a great thing
it was bound to happen, the transition from crowd to song was very effective, gritty guitar and drums reminds me of the surfers keep it going!
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bud said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
The Surfers are great
saw them Dec. 30th - strong as ever. Thanks Tim.
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Vic Holman said 2165 days ago (October 17th, 2011)
100% commitment
energetic, raw & immediate. sometimes slamming a song out works best.

rock on bro.........but don't throw rocks. :-)
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bud said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
No fear Vic
it's a non violent revolution. Soon maybe the NYPD will catch on. Thanks for kind words.
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TobinMueller said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
We all want to change the world
I dig the "Noah's golden arc" line. Hope you've recovered from all the scrapes and bruises you got last Friday morning. Resurrect hope.
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bud said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Thanks Tobin
it was an obvious play on "golden parachute" - there are no original ideas - just better packaging.

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PeterB7858 said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
The whole world is watching...
Had me thinking back to Chicago Transit Authority... 'the whole world is watching'. Great integration of crowd action and music. Good luck with all of it. Take care and stay safe, Peter.
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bud said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
Interesting connection
I hadn't thought of that. I'm not sure where all of it is going exactly - but the amount of questioning and dialog is very refreshing.
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Ed Hannifin said 2164 days ago (October 18th, 2011)
I thought it was quite neat...
...how the drum beat picked up on the cadence of the chant. I like the droney/chimey guitar sounds and, once again, that touch of a nod to the Velvets...
bud said 2163 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
Yep - the Velvets
some things you can't wash out - and you just can't rinse out. Thanks Ed.
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ShadowofNine said 2163 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
99%
Occupy is not really very big up here, we have different concerns than you guy's, however I must say if your government does not start controlling banks and Wall street your disasters will continue...Capitolism with out controls is proving to be bad for country's economies especially the USofA...

Good music, captures protest mode very well...


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bud said 2163 days ago (October 19th, 2011)
You did a much better job
of regulating your finance industry - you're lucky. Glad you stopped by.
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Six-Nail-Coffin said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Keep on
fighting. They can't hold out forever.
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bud said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
We are patient
it's the media that can't wait to polarize people over this action.
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shakthi said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Mind-blowing !
It was quite an experience listening to the song...great work !
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bud said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Thanks so much
I'm glad you stopped by.
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davisamerica said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
our
children can awake us ... terrific track
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bud said 2162 days ago (October 20th, 2011)
Yep - when my son was arrested on day 4
for asking them to stop hurting people I woke up real quick.
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Relic67 said 2161 days ago (October 21st, 2011)
political song
cool song. Encouraging to see a popular movement on the other side from that Tea Party thing that gets so much press.
A bit more regulation of the global banking system would indeed be a good thing. Wish you success!
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Jarvoid said 2160 days ago (October 22nd, 2011)
Sound sentiment ....
I saw or heard somewhere that on your Declaration of Independence is a statement that is to the effect that if a government is wrong then it is the responsibility of those who are able to change that to then do so ....or something similar....correct me if I am wrong ( I mean of course it was the British government of the day that was the problem ...but having read history ....Good job)

Same sentiment goes for this ...very cool the way you have morphed the vox populis into the song.......and great sentiment.....

Jarvoid
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Ibstrat said 2159 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
Great
Bud. Makes me want to go down there and join you guys! Fantastic grunge/noise guitar, keep it up!!
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Doug Somers said 2159 days ago (October 23rd, 2011)
Like the voice of a generation
I can understand how this song just poured out. It has all the hallmarks of a song that deeply taps into something that is widely felt and rings true. You've set just the right musical tone here: frustration, anger, calling out injustice, and motivation to act while pulling no punches.

Evocative way to capture the sprit of the demonstrations.

Thanks Kevin,
Doug

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sammydix said 2156 days ago (October 26th, 2011)
99
great song, but why is the music so low? this deserves cranktitude, but when i did, the vocals dominated too much. modern garage psychedelica.
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ste said 2147 days ago (November 4th, 2011)
the
demo may be too little, too late but good on yers for having a go. cool tune. like the chord pattern
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TvRicky said 2145 days ago (November 6th, 2011)
99%
New York is always exciting in one way or another. You just brought that feeling of electricity to all the world. Your messages are deeply transmitted and it seems beginning a new movement throughout the world. But that's what we Americans do! We love freedom, life and liberty. I feel a deeply resonated message.

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dak said 1900 days ago (July 8th, 2012)
99%
Dig the lyrics. Music sounds fitting as well with the grungy music and echoed vocals.
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Born in Philly and living in Brooklyn, NY. My home studio work predates digital and my gigging experience was mostly in the early eighties. Lately I play out from time to time with Airport Seven and try to keep up with what's going on around here. Th... [see more]

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